Health Ministry confirms new quarantine mandate for all travelers

The Health Ministry says that it will now define all foreign countries as “red” states with high infection rates, requiring any traveler coming to Israel to quarantine upon arrival.

A statement from the ministry says mandatory quarantine for Israelis coming from “green” states won’t begin until December 26.

Under the order, travelers will have to quarantine for 14 days, or for 10 days if they pass two coronavirus tests within nine days of their return without a positive result.